Commercial Upholstery Kirkcaldy
Choosing the Right Commercial Upholstery Fabric
The furnishing in your commercial premises - from the seat covers themselves, through to the curtains and cushions - need to be fashionable and functional. Using 'ordinary' fabrics, like the ones used in a domestic setting, will not give the performance that is needed.
Fabrics known as 'performance textiles' are beginning to find their way into commercial settings, offering fabrics that have a higher resistance to odours, bleaching by the sun, water stains, wrinkles as well as increased stain resistance - all made possible by better chemical treatments as well as the weave of the fabric itself.
Here at Upholstery Scotland, we recognise there are a series of factors which drive the right selection of fabric:
Public seating in pubs, restaurants and other Kirkcaldy commercial settings need to have an increase in abrasion resistance - a nice way of saying, it needs to cope with an increased number of people sitting on it! The performance of the fabric in terms ofdurabilityis known as its serviceability. But not only does this depend on the fabric, it all relies heavily on the pieces of furniture itself. If the pieces of furniture are of high quality, then the likelihood is that the fabric will last longer.
Secondly, the actua lfabrici tself is important. The fabrics we would use to upholster Kirkcaldy homes will vary significantly than the one used in a commercial setting. This is not suggesting that the fabric used in a domestic setting is of inferior quality; commercial upholstery has a tighter weave and rub (the number of time the fabric can be rub before it begins to fray - the higher the number, the less likely this is to happen). It will also be treated chemically to give an improved performance in stain and odour resistance. It will also present a satisfying fire retardant rating, a must for all commercial settings.
Thirdly, Upholstery Scotland will also guide customers with fabric selection by looking at the Kirkcaldy business setting it will service. All commercial settings will present a significant increase in the 'wear and tear' of commercial upholstery butdifferent industries will pose different problems for the fabrics to cope with. Commercial seating found in pubs and restaurants will face different exposure to those factors found in hotel lobbies. Health and clinical facilities will require different fabrics that can be cleaned or wiped more frequently and possibly with harsher chemicals. Whichever setting or industry your Kirkcaldy business operates, you want and need the original appearance of your upholstery to be retained for as long as possible, providing excellent serviceability.
Fourthly, the fabric needs to beeasy to use. By this, we don't mean from out prospective as an upholsterers but from the prospective of your customers! If your seating is for customers in your Kirkcaldy restaurant, you will need to consider the ease of use such as sliding in and out of spaces or booths.
Upholstery Scotland can help you through what might seem to be a complicated process of choosing the right upholstery for your Kirkcaldy business. This is an investment on your behalf and you will want and need your commercial upholstery to look as good as possible for as long as possible!